Traveling is a constant love, together with storytelling. The stories generating from my journeys demanded sharing. As they are related to locations, I keep them visual with my own photos.
My inspiration derives from the long tradition of storytelling, anecdotes and jokes that travelers and explorers have always shared either on the road or in repose, enjoying a cooked meal and a glass of wine.
The guiding principle of these visual narratives is not to be found in academia or in institutions. It is rooted in the hands-on experience and learning that has been and still is the backbone of my living; it is linked to the etymology of the “amateur”, the verb “amare”.
I have always felt at home with the words. My literacy in images is a more recent asset. Though, in fact, images precede words. First memories are images; when the words arrive they run after the images, to interpret them.
This Babel of languages and the colorful diversity we live in, is fascinating. I keep my blog Bilingual to echo the sounds of my native Greek landscape.
This blog was born on 12 May 2012. All you see and experience here is the outcome of time and work done with pleasure and pride. The comments, the sharing and the number of views are an extra bonus.
I find it extraordinary to be able to show you some of my favourite places. To visit together locations not as tourists, but as travellers with an eye for the detail, for the hidden, honing our curiosities towards what has been and what will follow.
Apart from the adventure, the walking, the fresh air, the wonderful views which feed our senses there is a purpose, a vision to look after places and whatever goes with them for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.
I wish you to find places you love and care for them,